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2018 Best of The West Tournament Results

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Tournament results from Cyde Bennett
Photos courtesy of Kary Moore

TONY MANCHA delivers a pitch for the J&B Bombers of California in the 24th Annual Best of The West Men’s Fastpitch Softball Tournament at Elings Park in Santa Barbara, Calif., June 3-4. Photo By Kary Moore

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Best of the West tournament director Clyde Bennett provided results of the 24th Annual Best of the West Men’s Fastpitch Tournament at Elings Park, June 3-4.

SATURDAY TEAM RECORDS

J&B Bombers 3-0
Team Marques 3-0
KW Pirates 2-1
Budmen 2-1
Savala Painters1-1-1
Buzzards 1-1-1
Bay Area Merchants 0-1-2
Wololok 0-1-2
Americans 0-3

SUNDAY PLAYOFFS
Top Division
J&B Bombers 4, Budmen 1
Team Marquez 3, KW Pirates 0
Team Marquez 3 J&B Bombers 2

Lower Division
Wololok 8, Americans 1
Buzzards 5 Wololok 4

50-Over playoffs
Bay Area Merchants 8,
Savala Painters 1

Veteran fastpitch player and manager, Kary Moore, left, takes a picture with Clyde Bennet, Best of The West Men’s Fastpitch Softball Tournament Director at Elings Park in Santa Barbara, June 3-4. Photo Courtesy of Kary Moore.

24th Annual Best of the West Tournament In Beautiful Santa Barbara, Calif.

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Yusef Davis, Jr., left, and Bryan Lathrop are two of the best players in the game.
Photo By BOB OTTO

Could there be a better place to play men’s fastpitch softball in America than Santa Barbara? I’ve played there. The answer is NO. So make plans now to enter this great tournament.

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

Event Name: 24th Annual Best of the West Tournament

Location: Elings Park, Santa Barbara
Date: June 2-3
Entry Fee: $400
Entry Fee Deadline: May 18, 2018
Format: Round Robin into single elimination. 4-game guarantee.
Time Limit: Saturday 90 minutes; Sunday no time limit

Contact: Clyde Bennett; email: clydebennett50@gmail.com; 805-895-9007
Mailing Address: 6600 stagecoach Rd Santa Barbara Ca. 93105

Santa Barbara Men’s Fastpitch Tournament in November

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Clyde Bennett will host a men's fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, Nov. 4-5. Photo By BOB OTTO

Clyde Bennett will host a men’s fastpitch tournament in beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, Nov. 4-5. Photo By BOB OTTO

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Tournament director Clyde Bennett is holding a men’s fastpitch tournament, Nov. 4-5, in Santa Barbara.

“Im having a low key fastpitch tournament with a four-game guarantee,” said Bennett, tournament director of the Best of The West tournament for several years.

THE DETAILS

  • Entry fee, $350.
  • Four-game guarantee
  • Phone numbers: home, 805-964-2114; cell 805-895-9007
  • Email: clydebennett50@gmail.com
  • 21st Annual Best of the West Tournament

    Monday, April 8th, 2013

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      Elings Park, Santa Barbara, Calif.

    SANTA BARBARA, CALIF – The 21st Best of the West men’s fastpitch softball tournament will be held at beautiful Elings Park in Santa Barbara, June 1-2.

    THE DETAILS

    DATE: June 1-2
    LOCATION: Elings Park

    ENTRY FEE: $400 – Entry Fee Deadline May 20, 2013
    FORMAT: Round Robin into single elimination.

  • Four game guarantee.
  • Saturday 90-minute time limit.
  • Sunday no time limit.
  • BERTH: ONE ISC World Tournament Berth to highest U.S. West finishing team. ASA berths for classes A-B-C

    CONTACT INFORMATION:
    Clyde Bennett- clydebennett50@yahoo.com – 805-895-9007
    UIC- Clyde Bennett- clydebennett50@yahoo.com – 805-895-9007
    ISC Rep- Chris Santos- jcsantos25@msn.com – 303-419-7332

    Best of the West and Santa Barbara, perfect partners for men’s fastpitch

    Thursday, February 21st, 2013

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    “The Best of the West bucks the trend of encouraging teams and (players) to play down and encourages them to play up and take on the best.” – Dave Blackburn, Best of the West tournament director for 13 years.

    SANTA BARBARA, CALIF – Many open level men’s fastpitch tournaments have vanished in Southern California. But there’s one that continues to survive, and many would say thrive: The Best of the West.

    Come the first weekend in June, the Best of the West will celebrate its 23rd consecutive year in offering a tournament for “all comers,” as former 13-year tournament director (1998-2010), Dave Blackburn would say. Ten teams entered last year, and Blackburn and current tournament director, Clyde Bennett, are expecting another strong field.

    But first a little background.

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